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Elm Island: School Districts 41 and 68

By: (Sorensen, Irene, ed.)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: [Shelton NE], (privately published): (ca.1999)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 17082

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


(stapled wraps) [nice clean copy, minor handling wear, handwritten note on inside front cover stating receipt of book by original owner in 1999]. (B&W photographs, maps) A compilation of historical information about Denman, Nebraska, at one time a tiny but thriving community situated on an island in the Platte River south of Shelton, Nebraska. The 60-page book packs in a lot of information about families and businesses in the area, as well as numerous photographs (albei... View more info

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Lucasville Lore (compiled and edited by Dr. Robert Emerson French)

By: Bumgarner, Nell Yeager

Price: $15.00

Publisher: [Lucasville, Ohio], Laura Rachel/Signature Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8144

Condition: Near Fine


[nice and clean except for one small smudge on fore-edge, mild exterior surface wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Reminiscences of the town of Lucasville, Ohio, by a lifelong resident, who at the age of ninety-nine "still lives at home, crochets, entertains friends, and edits her writings. Though her memory's edge was dulled by a bout of pneumonia at age ninety-six, her one-liners still cut to the core. Her queer renderings and curlicued syntax spice and enliven he... View more info

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Chicago

By: Chatfield-Taylor, H.C.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20651

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good+


(gilt-decorated paper-covered boards, with front cover illustration; no dust jacket) [moderate wear at edges and corners, with a number of small bumps and dents, slight exposure of boards at bottom corners, a little fraying at top of spine]. (color frontispiece, pen and ink drawings) Paean to the city, "the pulse of America." Color frontispiece and 31 tipped-in plates; all present and in excellent condition, along with individual tissue guard sheet (with printe... View more info

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The Lakewood Starwalk, As Seen Through the Eyes of D.O.T. [Disciples of Trinity]

By: Crumpler, Jeanette Howeth, and James H. (Jim) Davis

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Austin TX, Nortex Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8890

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj


[nice copy, flawless except for bumped top corners]. (B&W photographs) Not quite half the book is devoted to the history of the Lakewood Theater in East Dallas (including chapters on the history of the theater building itself, the history of the 3/8 Robert-Morton Theater Organ installed in the theater, and the Diener/Mills Building), with the remainder given over to information about the Disciples of Trinity (including profiles of many prominent members), the organizatio... View more info

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The Puritan Village Evolves; a history of Wayland, Massachusetts

By: Emery, Helen Fitch

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Canaan NH, Phoenix Publishing, for the Wayland Historical Commission: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16644

ISBN: 0-914016-78-4

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice copy, minor handling wear; jacket a little browned at spine, no other significant flaws except for the price-clipping]. (B&W photographs, other illus.) "The author of this excellent study not only has traced and documented more than three hundred years of Wayland's history and growth, but has also given us a warm insight into the reasons for its development and individuality." View more info

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The Meaning of Brownville

By: Manley, Robert N.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Brownville NE], Brownville Community Council: (c.1979)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23004

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, slight discoloration along edges of rear cover]. (B&W photographs) 42-page booklet divided between a brief history of Brownville, Nebraska, an important stopping-point for steamboats plying the Missouri River during the latter half of the 19th century, and a portfolio of photographs of various buildings in the town as they appeared in 1978. Includes a one-page selected reading list. Published, apparently, under the sponsorship or auspices of the Nebr... View more info

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How Do You Like New York?: An Informal Guide [*SIGNED*]

By: McAdoo, Eva T.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14979

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket, although front flap has survived and is laid in) [lightly worn copy, minor bumping to a couple of corners, slight fading to spine cloth, some discoloration to endpapers]. (B&W photographs, fold-out map) INSCRIBED (to noted film director Mark Sandrich) "with the compliments of the Waldorf-Astoria and of the author" and SIGNED by the author on the ffep; she has also written "'About the City' Bureau" below her signature. Designed for the to... View more info

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So Young...So Gay!: Story of the Boardwalk, 1870-1970 [*SIGNED*]

By: McMahon, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [Atlantic City NJ], Atlantic City Press: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12290

Condition: Good


[exterior soiling/rubbing, discoloration to spine, mild soiling to page edges, previous owner's address labels (two of 'em) on inside front cover, and he wrote his name and address there too!]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the author on the title page. "This work is not meant to be a complete history of Atlantic City. Such a history would fill several volumes. It is, rather, a history of the early town, its beachfront and Boardwalk, the people who helped ... View more info

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Our Promised Land

By: Neuberger, Richard L.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10134

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, mild exterior soiling, some discoloration to endpapers, remnant of removed label on front pastedown, small lending library stamp on ffep (no other library markings anywhere)]. (map) Portland, Oregon, journalist's portrait of the Pacific Northwest. Includes chapters on labor leaders Dave Beck and Harry Bridges. View more info

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Flashes From the Story of Colorful Old Brownville

By: Noble, Glenn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: (n.p.), Privately Issued: 1978

Edition: "4th Edition Extended"

Seller ID: 23003

Condition: Near Fine


[very nice copy, faint stain on rear cover]. (B&W photographs, map) Historical tidbits about a Nebraska town, founded in 1854, which was a major Missouri River steamboat landing during the latter half of the 19th century. "This revised edition [the first was in 1959] results from 45 years of investigation and familiarity with the historic village." View more info

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Chicago the Pagan

By: Port, Weimar

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Judy Publishing Company: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9645

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[tight and clean, almost like new except for a couple of very lightly bumped corners and the faintest bit of soiling to top edge; jacket very lightly soiled, spine faded but front panel very attractive despite a couple of tiny, near-invisible tears at bottom edge]. (B&W photos/drawings, endpaper maps) "A mind guide to Chicago's soul -- its hurried leisure, sensuous pleasures, polygenous architecture, streets of adventure, sights of rarity, and its denizens questing ... View more info

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A Whimsical Collection [*SIGNED*]

By: Reeve, Jewell B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17091

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[light spotting/foxing to page edges, spotting/offsetting to endpapers, a bit of wear to spine extremities; jacket has minor wrinkling at bottom of front panel, light spotting/staining to rear flap]. INSCRIBED ("from a Georgia Yellow Hammer Widow") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. "Gordon County, Georgia, is the setting for this collection of stories and reflections by the author of a history of the region, who brings modern-day observations to the telli... View more info